Indonesia expands entry restrictions on foreign workers

23-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Foreign workers involved in Indonesia’s national strategic projects starting Wednesday are not allowed to enter the country, as the government has expanded restrictions to curb the surge in COVID-19 cases, Law and Human Rights minister Yasonna Laoly said. “Thus, foreign workers who previously came as part of a national strategic project, or for reasons of family union, can no longer enter Indonesia,” Laoly emphasised.

Foreigners who are allowed to enter Indonesian territory are only holders of diplomatic visas or residence permits, holders of limited or permanent residence permits, medical and humanitarian workers, or transportation workers who send logistics.

They are allowed to enter Indonesia with the recommendation of the relevant ministry or institution, Laoly added.

Indonesia is facing a surge in COVID-19 cases, with the entry of the more contagious Delta variant.

As of Wednesday, this Southeast Asian country has recorded 2,983,830 cases, 2,356,553 recoveries, and 77,583 deaths.


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